Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
HOCHMAGANDY, n. Also houghmagandie, -y. Fornication. Also used attrib. The word is obs. except as a reminiscence of Burns, etc. [hoxmə′gɑndi]
Abd. a.1700 J. Maidment New Book Old Ballads (1885) 11:
And well I wot he kens the gate To play at hough-ma-gandy. Abd. 1746 W. Forbes Dominie Deposed lxxvii.:
Play up, sae merry as we hae been. . . . Gin the kirk wad let's alane' Or Houghmagandy. Ayr. 1785 Burns Holy Fair xxvii.:
An' monie jobs that day begin, May end in Houghmagandie Some ither day. Gall. 1796 J. Lauderdale Poems 50:
Be not sair on hough-magandie, As it's a fit o' friendly passion, And vera muckle now in fashion. Rnf. 1805 R. Tannahill Poems (1876) 44:
The priest convenes his scandal court, Tae ken what houghmagandie sport Has been gaun on within the parish.
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